Making love and a bowl of plastic cereal
(Warning: Long post, probably not worth your time. Nothing to see here folx, just keep on moving….)
I posted recently “Love Hurts” and referenced the song by that title. I then spent a good deal of that post distinguishing the sentiment of the song from the LOVE of Jesus. But I endorsed the notion that love does really hurt, though. The song got that part right, and we need not avoid suffering as we set out in ministry – that would be unloving. Yet, no doubt the “love” featured in the song is a very selfish parody of the LOVE of Christ. As for the song, it deals with a romantic kind in particular.
(That really says something. Don’t you think? Our culture has totally hijacked the word and thus the meaning of “love,” of which we only have one in the English language. And while other languages (Greek for…
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